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The Daily Dispatch: October 24, 1864., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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of Fort Harrison. Our General Hoke, who bagged him at Plymouth, is again very close to him; he had better keep a sharp lookout. We may here state that Mr. Richard McRae, of the Third Virginia battalion, F. L. D., (recently captured near Fort Harrison,) who was paroled by Butler to come to the city and ascertain the facts relont yesterday morning to give himself up to General Weitzel.--When General Weitzel was communicated with on the subject, he replied it was his understanding that Mr. McRae had been unconditionally released by Butler, but said he would by noon communicate with Butler and let Mr. McRae know his status.--We have not heard the result oMr. McRae know his status.--We have not heard the result of General Weitzel's inquiries. Our gunboats fired on from Signal Hill. Early Saturday morning our gunboats lying at anchor in Graveyard bend, below Chaffin's Bluff, were opened upon by a Yankee battery, newly erected on Signal Hill on the north bank, a mile distant further down the river. One of the first of the enemy's sh
ts make night hideous by every variety of noise; yelling, crowing like cocks, braying like jackasses, and imitating a number of other animals. To these cries, which are uttered in defiance, our men reply in kind and in the same spirit. Directly between Fort Harrison and the part of our works held by the Twenty-fifth Virginia battalion and other troops is the only authorized point for communication between the two armies. Any official communication between them takes place here. Mr. Richard McRae, taken prisoner some days ago and permitted by Butler to come to Richmond on business touching the treatment of our prisoners at Dutch gap, returned, according to his parole, into the enemy's lines on Sunday. On his return, Butler sent him back into our lines upon his parole not to take up arms until such time as he shall be regularly exchanged. Butler's canal. This great work, for the completion of which Grant and the Yankee army and navy are waiting, drags slowly. The cutti
Cast Allies. The casualties of Cook's, Archer's and McRae's brigades, Heth's division, in the engagements of September 30th and October 1st, have been received at the Army Intelligence office.